Dennis Rodman He was one of the most iconic and controversial players in the NBA. His numbers were never hysterical, but his influence on the teams he played for was decisive.. Not surprisingly, he was an active part of two of the historical dynasties in the NBA: the Pistons of the 80s and the Bulls of the 90s.
The worm, as he was nicknamed, he was nominated Defensive Player of the Year, was All-Star and conquered five rings NBA campen (89 and 90 with Pistons and 96, 97 and 98 with Bulls), being a cornerstone in those teams’ titles when he played there.
He was never an offensive player. In fact, many times he seemed fought with the hoops when he grabbed offensive rebounds and was unable to score under the rim. But no one can doubt his defensive ability. He was a bulldog considered one of the best defenders in history of the NBA.
His performance when it came to squatting and defending were superlative. Due to his physical condition and his rapidity of movements, he became a toothache for many stars whom he defended.. His work back was always as prominent as his offensive ineffectiveness. He had a wooden grin and he was the first to know it, that’s why many times I preferred to attend instead of throwing despite having good positions to do it.
His unprecedented record with the Spurs
The paradigm of what it was Dennis Rodman as a player he showed it during his stay in the Spurs in 1993, when in two consecutive games signed a record worthy of going into the history books. Those two nights El Gusano had no less than 49 rebounds, the house specialty, but didn’t score a single point. An undamaged record and difficult to digest.
as it was Rodman, unable to score half a meter from the rim, but with an extreme voracity when defending or throwing himself like a maniac for the balls that rejected the hoops. In that, at least at that time, I hardly had any competitors. And that’s why it was key piece in the titles of Pistons and Bulls. In that very specific role he was unrivaled.